AfricaCom 2019 gets off to a cracking start with the 4th hopping AFest, on Tuesday 12 November 2019, at the Shimmy Beach Club.


AFest, AfricaCom’s official networking party, will feature three of Africa’s hottest acts – Mafikizolo (pictured right), Early B and DJ Zinhle – who will share the sounds of Afro-pop, rap beats, hip-hop and house music with accredited delegates who attend the highly anticipated gig on the opening night of the world’s largest Africa-focused technology and telecommunications event.

Three top acts at AfricaCom 2019 AFest

Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza are the dynamic duo that make up Mafikizolo.  They  have been entertaining for over two decades with a fusion of Afro-pop, kwaito, marabi and kwela and an occasional side bar of blues and a little swing. Mafikizolo bring a touch of music glamour to AFest this year.

Potte: Early B and Jack Parow

Early B at AFest

Ghoema, Port Elizabeth-based rapper, Early B (pictured left), is well versed in telling musical stories with his witty sense of humour. Early B’s lyrics combined with his particular flavour of hip-hop beats make him a sought after performer at local and international festivals.

Spinning the decks and really getting the party going, is the superbly talented DJ Zinhle. Hailing from KZN in South Africa, DJ Zinhle has become one of the most celebrated house DJs in the country.
Trained as a TV presenter, she fell in love with mixing music thanks to brother Zak. This power-play has achieved much in the decade or so since her musical discovery, including producing a woman empowerment TV show – It takes a Village – co-authoring a best-selling book called Meeting Your Power and becoming the new judge on SABC 1’s talent search show.

Networking in style

AfricaCom is an influential tech and telecoms event on the continent, making it the best place to meet the people driving Africa’s digital evolution and do good business. As a premiere networking event, AFest provides the industry elite with a ready-made hassle free opportunity to meet new like-minded individuals, start conversations that set the scene for the event days ahead, enjoy fine wine and dining, and all while enjoying the stylish and sophisticated surroundings of one of Cape Town’s most happening locations.

What: AfricaCom 2019 hosts AFest

Where and when: Shimmy Beach Club on 12 November 2019

Access: Delegate passes at AfricaCom include access to AFest. If not attending as a delegate, then AFesters will need to register for AfricaCom as a free visitor and then purchase a ticket